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    Default Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Every state in the USA has laws pending or enacted regarding cell-phone & screen device (laptop) use while driving.

    Cell-phone use is the most common distraction while driving.

    Using a wireless device while driving is UNSAFE and in most of our states ILLEGAL, too.

    Simply, it is DANGEROUS for YOU and the other drivers to multi-task while driving!

    When the brain is asked to tackle two tasks at once,

    it gives priority to the more deeply ingrained skill.


    Since we learn to talk before we learn to drive,

    our brain power goes into the conversation instead of onto the road,

    causing us to

    MISS visual cues

    have impaired PERIPHERAL VISION

    have impaired LOOK AHEAD CAPACITY

    have impaired COORDINATION

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    Wireless Laws by USIC states

    State ............. Legislation .................................................. .... Status


    Florida ......... Bans wireless use; hands free allowed ........ Pending

    ........................ Bans texting ................................................ Pending

    Illinois .............Requires hands free device .......................... Pending

    ......................Creates offense of distracted driving ............. Pending

    (Chicago) ........ Requires hands free device ......................... Enacted

    Indiana ........... Bans wireless use; hands free allowed ........ Pending

    ...................... Bans wireless use by minors .......................... Pending

    ...................... Bans screen device use ................................ Pending

    Kansas ............ Bans texting ............................................. Pending

    Kentucky ......... Bans wireless use; hands free allowed ......... Pending

    ......................... Bans minors from wireless ........................... Pending

    Michigan .......... Bans wireless use; hands free allowed .......... Pending

    ...................... Bans screen device use ................................ Enacted

    Minnesota ........ Bans wireless use; hands free allowed .......... Pending

    N. Carolina ....... Bans cellphone use ................................... Pending

    Pennsylvania .... Bans wireless use; hands free allowed .......... Pending

    S. Carolina ....... Bans wireless use; hands free allowed .......... Pending

    Texas ............. Bans wireless use; hands free allowed ........... Pending

    W. Virginia ....... Bans texting ............................................. Pending

    Wisconsin ........ Bans texting ............................................. Pending

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    Default Re: Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Does this mean pretty soon I don't have to answer dispatch with the tons of emergencies they call me with all day?

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    Default Re: Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Most states even with bans let you use hands free. Of course this doesn't mean shit to 90% of the asshole population because apparently a $10 earpiece costs too much!

    I see this EVERYDAY and it pisses me off!

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    Default Re: Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Here in my state, Idaho, you see more cell phone use while driving by the cops than you do by the average citizen.

    I can guarantee that 50% of the time a cop will be on the phone when you see them driving along.

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    Default Re: Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Washington DC has a no cellphone law as well, you must be using hands-free devices.
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    Default Re: Cell Phone Use While Driving

    no laws for our state that i know of .......talk all day is what i do.....i listen to the radio too all day ...wonder if they are going to start a law on that too????
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Default Re: Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Well, I don't know about the rest of ya'll, but I could always walk and chew gum at the same time too. Guess you just have to have a gift!
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    Default Re: Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Now pat your head, and rub your tummy at the same time.
    STRESS: The confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately deserves it.

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    Default Re: Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post
    Does this mean pretty soon I don't have to answer dispatch with the tons of emergencies they call me with all day?

    I am with you on that one brother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beyond help View Post
    Now pat your head, and rub your tummy at the same time.
    Now, try to rotate your hands in opposite directions while doing this!!
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    Damn, now that made me run off the road!
    I might not be as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was !


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    Default Re: Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Paul Prospero couldn't have said it better Wingfoot. Personally I don't think there is a person in our entire company that doesn't use his/her cell phone while driving. Cops not only are on the cell phone all the time but are constantly using their little built in mini computers while driving too. USIC should invest in some robot chauffers to drive us around from job to job following the most efficient route of course, then we could drink at work.
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    Now 6 foot. I hope someone can come up with that one. I'd love a cap't and coke while I locate.
    STRESS: The confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately deserves it.

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    Default Re: Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Quote Originally Posted by sprayandpray View Post
    Damn, now that made me run off the road!

    And, I suppose you were driving AND using your cell phone while attempting this!!
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    Hell Yeah! I'm a multi-tasker from way back.
    I might not be as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was !


    It's better to be Pissed Off than Pissed On or Stood On and Pissed Off Of !


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